FBI Director Warns Illegal Immigrants Could Cause Another 9/11

With illegal immigration growing across America, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray recently expressed concern that those crossing the southern border illegally could potentially launch a terrorist attack equivalent to 9/11 on the U.S.

Wray’s comments came during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the greatest worldwide threats that America faces.

During the FBI director’s remarks, several pro-Palestine protestors interrupted the hearing, shouting, “Ceasefire now!”

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently released an annual report stating that America is “facing a fragile world order” because of “accelerating strategic competition with major authoritarian powers” trying to undermine order.

Among such powers is the Russian government, which has consistently flirted with the idea of establishing an arsenal of nuclear space weapons. The report also cited China and Iran’s efforts to influence the 2024 presidential election using social media platforms like TikTok.

During the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, concerns were shared over the ongoing crisis at the southern border, which Biden has refused to tackle.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) asked Wray about the possibility of the southern border being used by America’s adversaries for nefarious reasons.

When asked by Cornyn if terrorists were a part of the 1.8 million “gotaways” who have evaded detainment from border officials, Wray said it’s possible, citing past comments made by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

“And I think there are many ways the national security ramifications of the issues at the border are better reflected in some ways more by what we don’t know about the people who snuck in, provided fake documents or in some other way, got in when there wasn’t sufficient information about the time they came in to connect the dots,” the FBI director said.

“It is almost more significant in our view,” Wray continued, “because those people, for the most part, are stopped, detained and processed.”

Cornyn then brought up the fact that there were only 26 co-conspirators in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, killing more than 3,000 individuals.

“I worry that among the people that are coming across the border that are evading law enforcement, that there are some people among those that mean to do us harm. Do you share that concern,” the Texas senator asked.

In response, Wray said, “I do.”